Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018 Print
Monday, 29 January 2018 00:00
Magnus Carlsen has won the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, after an exciting last round. At the start of the matches five grandmasters still stood a chance of winning, with Giri and Carlsen jointly leading the pack.

Because both their games ended in a draw, they had to play a tie-break, consisting of two blitz games (five minutes for each player, with 3 extra seconds per move), which was won by Carlsen. This is Carlsen's 6th trophy from Wijk aan Zee.

Carlsen Tata Steel

Third place went to Vladimir Kramnik thanks to the better additional criteria since he tied with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov who had the same score of 8.5/13.

Results of Tata Steel Masters 2018

Vidit Gujrathi (India) has won the Tata Steel Challengers, thus earning a promotion to the Tata Steel Masters 2019. Vidit justified the starting position scoring 9 points out of 13 games, and finishing the event as sole first with the whole point ahead of the runner-ups.

Stefan Kuipers has won the Top Nine Round event, earning a spot in the Tata Steel Challengers next year.

Results of Tata Steel Challengers 2018

This year, the Tata Steel Chess, often called as “Wimbledon of Chess” celebrated its 80th anniversary and took place in coastal village of Wijk aan Zee, North Holland, with locations of the playing venues: Beeld en Geluid in Hilversum and the Academy building of the University of Groningen.

Tata Steel Chess 2018 gathered together thousands of chess lovers, top world Grandmasters, visitors, 1800 participants of the various tournaments of the Tata Steel events with a unique opportunity for the amateurs and the youngest to play chess in a same venue as their chess idols.

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019 will take place from 11-27 January 2019.

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